Shang-Chi Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi movie breaks Labor Day records on release

The Shang-Chi movie Legend of the Ten Rings launched this weekend and broke some box-office records in the US It’s widely reported (eg Entertainment Week) the new Marvel movie Shang-Chi Legend of the Ten Rings has had a good first weekend, exceeding expectations. While we’ve no official Disney statement (yet), the scale of the numbers is clear. At … >

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Outer Banks owns the Nielsens

Outer Banks owns the latest Nielsens during a generally flat week

Outer Banks owns the latest Nielsens as the top 10 looks fairly flat Last week’s Nielsens had Outer Banks charging straight in at #1, and for this week we predicted: Outer Banks looks good for the win, Virgin River should begin a downward drift, and we expect more churn, with Bosch in the firing line. General interest in … >

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Outer Banks

Outer Banks takes the #1 spot in the latest Nielsen ratings

Outer Banks is a clear winner in the latest Nielsens, pushing recent champions Virgin River back into second place We have the Nielsen ratings for Jul 26 – Aug 1, and they have a few surprises. As a reminder, last week we predicted: Surely Virgin River has another week at the top, based on what we’ve seen, … >

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Unstoppable Virgin River

Unstoppable Virgin River still tops the Nielsens by some distance

Three weeks since the drop of season 3, the unstoppable Virgin River has over a billion minutes viewed again The Nielsens are out for the week July 19 – 25, and Virgin River maintains what looks to be an unstoppable lead over all other shows. Last week our prediction was: Virgin River must, surely, hold the top, and … >

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Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020 smashes records for BBC Sport online viewing

Tokyo 2020 may only just be over, but BBC Sport is already keen to tells us of its own record making and breaking BBC Sport’s coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games saw a record-breaking 104 million requests to watch the action online throughout the duration of the competition, beating the Rio 2016 figure of … >

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Lockdown viewing

Lockdown viewing — Ofcom reports on what we watched in 2020

As Britain is (we trust) approaching the end of this phase of the pandemic, the latest Ofcom report tells us about out lockdown viewing habits Ofcom has published its annual report, Media Nations 2021. It’s a wealth of information on our viewing and gives a UK perspective on the global evolution of viewing habits. We walk … >

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Virgin River tops the Nielsens

Virgin River tops the Nielsens with the release of season 3

Virgin River tops the Nielsens thanks to the release of season 3 The Nielsens for the week July 5-11 are out and there’s a new number 1. Last week we predicted some churn, drop-off for a couple of shows but did think Loki would keep top. We’ll get to the figures in a moment, but it’s … >

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Jungle Cruise success

Jungle Cruise success in the box office marked by Disney

Disney is celebrating the Jungle Cruise success with regards the box office first weekend — is the news that good? The intention isn’t to criticise Disney; any organisation will find the positives behind everything it does. We’re just taking a look at their press release and adding some context. What was the Jungle Cruise success? … >

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